School Life

Social Events

Social events are an essential part of our program. In other words, we make time for play. Outings, get-togethers, dances, barbeques, impromptu gatherings and a range of other social events take place during school time throughout the year.

Signature Events Include...

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  • Mountain Day

    This long-standing tradition surprises students and faculty with a day-long adventure off campus in lieu of a regular academic school day. Historically planned by student leaders, this day can include hiking, picnics, beach sessions, ice skating, and even scavenger hunts.
  • Murder Mystery Dessert

    Hilarity ensues as faculty perform an original murder mystery playscript on campus, followed by dessert and dancing. Previous titles include "The Science Fair (of Death)" and "BOYEEEE:  A Search for America’s Next Top Boyband."
  • Lip Sync Competition

    Students and faculty rehearse and perform in a concert-style Lip Sync Competition to a sold out Kemper Theatre audience, showcasing creativity, dancing, and camaraderie in the Upper School for Girls.
  • Casino Night

    Casino Night is the Upper School’s homecoming equivalent. Faculty convert the Great Hall into a Casino and host a semi-formal evening of Blackjack, Texas Hold-Em, and Roulette. Students use their chip “winnings” to bid on prizes such as limo rides, concert tickets and air hockey sets.
  • Fright Night Haunted House & Dance

    Upper School Students design and deliver a Haunted House experience for all high-school aged guests to experience as part of the fall dance.
  • Prom

    Our most conventional social event is designed by members of the Junior Class in honor of the Seniors, taking place at a special off campus venue each Spring.


Annie Wright Schools
827 North Tacoma Avenue
Tacoma, WA 98403


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Founded in Tacoma, Washington, in 1884, Annie Wright Schools serve students from age three through high school. Annie Wright Lower and Middle Schools offer coed programs in Preschool through Grade 8, while separate Upper Schools for girls and boys offer day and boarding options in Grades 9 through 12. Annie Wright is proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School.